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The Floating Bubble City - The Future of Singapore

The Ecotopia 2121 Project details the futures of 100 cities across the globe as though they've somehow overcome all environmental challenges and become super-ecofriendly. This month, we visualize the future of Singapore in the year 2121 AD.


The Floating Bubble City Platforms of Singapore 2121 by Dr. Alan Marshall

The Lion City was born to trade and the little problem of planetary-wide sea-level rise shall not stop this. In 2121, Singapore city floats above the eroded Singapore Island disc-shaped ‘space station’ type platforms.


Singapore 2121 -- Singapore in the Future

The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore 2121 by Dr. Alan Marshall


The hydrogen in the huge bubble-balloons is produced by solar-powered electrolysis of sea spray; a process occurring within the surface membranes of the balloons. (So, as sea-spray is whipped into the air, the balloon's skin captures it and splits the water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using solar cells also embedded in the skin of the balloon.)


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore 2121 by Dr. Alan Marshall


Of course, the construction of this floating Singapore is not without its challenges and problems, as the following series of illustrations demonstrate. However, with perseverance and commitment, the project eventually succeeds, finishing just before the rising seas swamp out most of low-level Singapore.


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore -- Under Construction


The Floating Bubble City Suburbs of Singapore



For a film portraying the The Floating Bubble City of Singapore 2121, as well as an exploration of the Method that was used to design it, see this film link below:

For the full background story to the 'rise' of "Singapore 2121",

see the Singapore chapter of the Ecotopia 2121 book.

The Ecotopia 2121 book

You can also see a map showing some other cities of the Ecotopia 2121 project

if you follow this link:


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